Art & Culture

The most enduring elements in any society are those of self-expression through paintings, music, sculpture, architecture and literature. Our art is the mirror through which we see ourselves, reflecting back to us the way we think, what we believe, and how we feel about and interpret the world around us. And its through these achievements that future generations come to understand the ones that came before. 
We love art, in all its forms — it’s exciting, fun, and often provocative.  We strive to bring to you works that you won’t find anywhere else, and we hope you enjoy our selections. 

Art & Culture

Chinese Luey — Part 5

Just Because Your Name is Chinese Luey Don’t Mean You Ain’t Norwegian. Luey did the third chess puzzle in the book, and just like the other two, could not get the right answer...

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Chinese Luey — Part 4

Just Because Your Name is Chinese Luey Don’t Mean You Ain’t Norwegian. Darkness and light breed with one another, one feeding off the other and dreaming only of complete surrender from...

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Chinese Luey — Part 3

Just Because Your Name is Chinese Luey Don’t Mean You Ain’t Norwegian. Luey checked into the Holiday Inn on the corner near the Chinese Restaurant and across from the back gate to the...

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Chinese Luey — Part 2

Just Because Your Name is Chinese Luey Don’t Mean You Ain’t Norwegian. Elizabeth “Betty” Brown owned twenty six pairs of shoes and and a hand bag for each pair. She wore an Audemars...

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Chinese Luey — Part 1

Just Because Your Name is Chinese Luey Don’t Mean You Ain’t Norwegian. Chinese Luey lived over by the train yards in the middle of the area they used to call skid row. Now it was...

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Challenges in Portrait Painting

Robin Wellner – Experimenting with colors and brushstrokes Robin Wellner was born in Morristown, NJ in 1952. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and continued her...

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A Soldier’s Perspective

A poem from an Iraq war veteran. Christopher Pascale is a marine veteran who served in the Iraq War. Chris lives on Long Island, NY and is the the author of War Poems: A Marine’s Tour 2003-2008...

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Poetry: Africa and Asia

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”                          ― Leonardo da Vinci  “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the...

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Poetry: Neil Kelliher

Neil Kelliher Neil Kelliher has worked in corporate marketing, advertising and consulting.  He taught at the university level before turning to writing fiction and poetry.  He has e-published two...

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Artists on Iphones

Perspectives of artist Marsha Hammel. So you can get to know Marsha better, we’ve conducted a brief interview with her using only  a simple iPhone 6+. We’ll be running “Artists on...